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Announcing the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 | News Release
At Impact Washington, our mission is to help Manufacturing companies in Washington State grow. I’m excited to announce a new partner program that is aligned with this mission, the National Netwo... Read More

Impact Washington Gets New Home

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | News Release
  For most of its 18-plus years of existence, Impact Washington, the manufacturing extension organization for the state, has been based in Mukilteo. As of June 1, though, Impact Washington wi... Read More

Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

Governor Jay Inslee, Puget Sound Regional Council and Impact Washington rolled out results of a pilot project that will save over $1 million annually for six defense manufacturers and will result in a... Read More

Are You Aware Of The Latest ISO Certification Requirements?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Operational Excellence
Are you aware of the latest ISO certification requirements? ISO 9001 is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It helps businesses and organizations to be more effi... Read More

Washington Manufacturing Awards 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | News Release
Last week, Seattle Business magazine honored 15 pioneering companies at its annual Washington Manufacturing Awards gala. The event attracted 300 business leaders from across the state. The diversity o... Read More

The Wisdom of Andy Grove

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | News Release
Want to create manufacturing jobs in the US? Ask someone besides a politician how to make it happen: Ask someone who does it. T. Grove didn’t pursue these goals for political reasons or do it ... Read More

Skills for Growth – Beyond the Low-Hanging Fruit

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Workforce Development, Growth and Innovation
By Pete Carlson (President of Regional Growth Strategies) A new skill development system is beginning in regions across the US. Its defining feature is demand-driven – that is, it focuses on g... Read More

Grow your Business in 2016 with Impact Washington!

In early 2015, I joined Impact Washington as President and Center Director after six years as a board member. My background is primarily in electromechanical manufacturing in the Pacific NW. As an ent... Read More

Can Reform Changes in Wellness Programs Impact Growing Obesity Problems Long Term?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | News Release
By Holly Wright, R.D. It is now estimated that about two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese and the prevalence has increased 61% in the last decade. There has been a 36% increase in he... Read More

Looking Out for Out-of-State Taxes: Key tax considerations when doing business outside your home state

By Bob Heller, Clark Nuber, P.S. Considering the possibilities of selling your products outside the state of Washington is exciting. An increased sales force beyond your state borders means greater e... Read More